JT chains

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by V Saarela, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. V Saarela

    V Saarela Been here awhile

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    Here in Sweden is the JT sprockets well known as a good quality sprockets.

    Notice the JT chains and wonder about them. Anyone use them on more poweful bike(also other streetbikes) and can tell about them?

    Also, looking http://www.jtsprockets.com/chain?ref=cmd1
    Chain X1R and Z1R, do I understand they are done dor very powerful bikes, or...what do the "avg"(average?) means before "Tensile Strenght"?

    Thanks!
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  2. R_Rick

    R_Rick Been here awhile

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  3. TakSD

    TakSD Been here awhile

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    Know jt sprockets very well and have used them many times... it seems their chain is also picking up as i have seen their gold chain on many bikes here, all with good feedback, but i haven't tried it myself.

    i'll give it a shot when my oem cz chain is done... if they have the resources from being the market leader in sprockets then why not invest in a quality chain too?
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  4. Quinn Otte

    Quinn Otte Been here awhile

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    This is a JT X1R 525 chain after 10,000 miles.
    TEN THOUSAND.
    Absolutely unacceptable.
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  5. dsilver1007

    dsilver1007 Long timer

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    Have been running JT chain on my rf900 (3 years) and my fz1 (2 years) with no problems at all. Unfortunately I have less than 5k on both of those chains but for the money I am happy.
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  6. TakSD

    TakSD Been here awhile

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    Also has it on both my last ktm’s, 1190 and 1290 and am very happy with them. Had the z1r and now the x3 I think. After the first adjustment at 1000km you just forget about them. Much more durable than the crap CZ original that needed adjustment every month!
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    Roland3 Been here awhile

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  8. TakSD

    TakSD Been here awhile

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    I have the exact opposite opinion of their products. Have used them for as long as I remember, all on premium bikes with absolutely no issues... I even ordered OE CS sprocket once for a Fazer and received a JT, which probably shows that they also make the sprockets branded for the bike manufacturers.

    Also it’s such a simple product technically I would think it’s hard to get I wrong
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  9. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    Their sprockets are great; I've used them many times. And their online catalog is fantastic if you're doing upgrades and swaps, like figuring out what you need to buy to upgrade a V-Strom DL1000 from 525 to 530 chain. You get diagrams and measurements so you can make sure everything will fit.

    The chain, I dunno. But I'd suspect it's also very high quality stuff as well. It's on the short list next time I need new cogs on the Vee. I'm currently running Sunstar chain and sprockets, and that's working out just fine.

    There are no aluminum sprockets that will last. They're only for use on racebikes where you just gotta get that last few ounces of weight savings. Aluminum sprockets are just a shitty idea on streetbikes or dual-sports.
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